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July 31, 2014

Formula 1 tech to make U.K. buses more efficient

During testing, Gyrodrive-equipped buses saw a whopping 20% bump in fuel efficiency, more than enough to convince GKR and UK public transport operator Go-Ahead to install the system on 500 buses over the next two years, starting in London and Oxford.


September 26, 2013

SmartDrive video wins APTA AdWheel Award

Using both live footage and animation, the Eco-Driving Training video introduces SmartDrive Safety's simple, smooth driving techniques that promote safety and fuel efficiency within public transit.


July 23, 2013

TriMet puts first of 70 new Gillig buses into service

Put the first six into service. All the vehicles will be in service by the fall. The 3100s are more fuel- and emissions-efficient and include operator and rider improvements.


March 13, 2012

All-electric HVACs paying off for Gardena Bus Lines

In recognition of the agency's committment to operational and energy efficiency and sustainability, it will receive the “Energy Efficiency Leader Award” this week from Thermo King.


September 7, 2011

Altair unveils first hydraulic hybrid bus

Compared to the database of buses tested at Altoona, the LCO-140H fuel economy results are 110 percent better than conventional diesel buses and 30 percent better than the leading diesel-electric hybrid buses available today, according to the company.


August 9, 2011

Heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency standards unveiled

Under the new national program, buses and trucks built in 2014 through 2018 will reduce oil consumption by a projected 530 million barrels and greenhouse gas pollution by approximately 270 million metric tons. The standards are expected to yield an estimated $50 billion in net benefits over the life of model year 2014 to 2018 vehicles.


June 17, 2010

Setra: 2010 TopClass S 417 10.6% more fuel efficient

Testing compared the all-new S 417 with the EPA 2010 Mercedes-Benz BlueTec engine versus the Setra S 417 with a DDC Series 60 EPA 2007 engine.


February 4, 2010

Congress taps TPI for composite bus program

The program's purpose is to develop next generation vehicle technology that will help public transit buses across the U.S. improve fuel efficiency. The $2 million program was approved by Congress as part of the 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill signed into law by President Obama in December.


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